Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Artist at Work...New Collection!

On the eve of introducing our new collection "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" I decided to take some action shots of the artist at work! My mother, Harriet Babchick, artist and co-founder of Baby Chick Designs works daily on designs for our business and Etsy shop. She has her own studio in her converted garage...a move she made some years ago when she realized how much more work she could get done with a studio a couple feet away from the house. These photos show some of what her "process" is....starting with an idea, researching the "form" it will take...this may include running to the antique shop for a still-life model of what she is drawing/painting...and finally sketching it all out. Sketch after sketch reveals the final composition and then the question of color comes into play. Color is her specialty and what's she's known for...vibrant colors. I usually "peek" in somewhere in the middle of this process and "oooh and ahhh" and give little pointers here and there...which she graciously accepts (most of the time!)

I have to admit that it works for us! Visit our Etsy shop to see the final designs in this collection...coming in the next couple of days! http://www.babychickdesigns.etsy.com/

All designs are copyrighted under Harriet Babchick, Artist, Baby Chick Designs, LLC.